Welcome to the Literature Review Challenge (Graduate Student Focus)!
This Challenge includes tools and strategies to help researchers take their literature searching to the next level. The content is geared toward graduate students and early career faculty, but has elements that anyone may find of interest/use to their work. The activities are presented as daily "challenges" that participants might accomplish over the course of one week. However, each activity stands alone and can be completed separately from the others and at a time that is convenient for you.
Each day, for five days, you will engage with brief tasks designed to help you make the most of your literature searching, including how to strategically search for literature in the library, Google Scholar, and beyond, how to stay on top of literature in your field, approaches to organizing and thematizing your literature, and how to avoid link rot in your reference list.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to Jen Bonnet with any questions about the Challenge.
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